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Boys’ Haven showed its appreciation for supporters Saturday, Nov. 10, at the facility’s outdoor pavilion with a musical celebration, motivational presentation and exposition of great feats of strength from Team Intense of Intense Ministries. Foster children from a number of area facilities including Buckner Children and Family Services in Beaumont joined the Boys’ Haven group.

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Dr. Kubala

The American Medical Association presented its 2012 Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Mark Kubala on Nov. 11 at its semi-annual policy-making meeting in Chicago.

Kubala was praised for his work with professional medical organizations and his work with philanthropic organizations.

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Assistant superintendent Mark Porterie (center on dais) has had to fill in for m

Although Port Arthur Independent School District attorney Melody Chappell said Superintendent Johnny Brown is missed around the district, she refused to comment on why the $200,000-plus contract employee has been missing in action for over two weeks.

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A company proposing exploratory drilling in the backyard of a Port Arthur church has gotten the “go-ahead” from city leaders. In a meeting held at the Port Arthur City Hall on Friday, Nov. 9, elected leaders heard from Ben Balagia, a representative of the Houston-based Tri-C Resources exploration company, who was in town asking for the city’s permission to drill thousands of feet below a 400-acre tract off Highway 73 in search of oil and natural gas.

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Andrew Li

While there’s nothing to stop parents from planning for college from the moment a child takes his first breath, the reality is that the parents of most kids have maybe 18 years before they have to make any hard decisions. But Andrew Li isn’t like most kids.

Li’s mom and dad, who immigrated from China in 1995, have found themselves firming up college plans, asking where their son will go to college just like the parents of other West Brook High School kids.

“My parents say I should go to Rice or something,” said Andrew.

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Frank Messina

In its meeting Thursday, Nov. 8, the Vidor City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance meant to deter illegal gambling utilizing amusement machines and keep game rooms’ patrons safer, according to Vidor Assistant City Attorney Frank Messina.

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Beaumont Independent School District Superintendent Timothy Chargois repeatedly called on the Board of Trustees to focus its attention on student success during the group’s most recent meeting held Nov. 8, but taxpayers are urging the elected leaders to investigate allegations of race-baiting and theft occurring on district grounds and facilitated by public funding.

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Marvin Atwood

The stretch of 11th Street in Beaumont between Interstate 10 and Highway 69 is a busy thoroughfare with a diverse mix of motels, grocery stores and retail businesses on a road where the sounds of passing cars and trucks are a constant reminder of city life.

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“Hiring Red, White and You!” (RWY), a job fair for veterans, will be held at the Beaumont Civic Center on Thursday, Nov. 15. The unique job fair seeks to connect veterans with Texas employers who value the experience, discipline and other qualities inherent with a military background.

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Hurricane Sandy devastated the northeast United States and affected millions. Dozens were killed with the death toll still on the rise. Approximately 8 million people were left without electricity in the wake of the storm when it hit late Monday, Oct. 29. Floodwaters submerged city streets and water filled basements of residents in the storm zone. Desperate cities cried out for help after the tragic storm. New York City called out and National Pump & Compressor answered that call.

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